How to remove false eyelashes with items at home

Updated November 21, 2016

While wearing false lashes can add length to your real lashes, the removal of false lashes can seem daunting. Removing false eyelashes can be a delicate procedure since applying the lashes requires the use of strong adhesives. However, simple products at your home can make the removal a snap. It's important to keep in mind that once you've loosened your lashes to not pull aggressively at the false lashes. This can result in the removal of your real lashes.

Wash your eyes with warm water and soap. Any facial soap can be used. Rub your eyes in a circular motion to help begin the dissolving process of the false lashes' adhesive glue. Thoroughly pat your eyes dry.

Take a cotton swab and dip it into some olive oil. Close your eye and apply the swap over your eye. Generously coat the section of the false lash connected to your skin above your real lash. Allow your false lashes to soak in the oil for a few minutes.

Use a pair of tweezers to remove your false lashes. Starting closest to your nose, gently remove your false lash by pulling away from your nose.

Use a cotton ball dipped in oil to remove any remaining adhesive glue on your eye lid. If you have glue on your real lashes, a brow brush dipped in olive oil can help remove the glue. Repeat the above steps with your other eye.

Clean your eyes with make-up remover to clean your eye lids. Eye make-up remover is best for this process.


If you don't have olive oil, other oil products such as baby oil will also work. Rubbing the olive oil in a circular motion around the false lashes can sometimes make the lash slide off.


Never pull at your false lashes. This can pull your eye lid, as well as pull your lashes off.

Things You'll Need

  • Olive oil
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swab
  • Brow brush
  • Tweezers
  • Make-up remover
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